Wednesday 20 August 2014

Seawatching - a great hobby?

I've squeezed two short sea-watches in after work over the last two evenings.

Birds were few and far-between on both. I saw none of the 'big' shearwaters that the those without proper jobs have this week, not even a sooty.

I did manage a fully-spooned pom tonight, about 2/3 of the way out but in good light. That light deteriorated rapidly at 1930 and I packed in by 1950, just after a single bonxie went north.

Last night was even quieter. Highlights....

Tuesday 19th 1830-1930

Arctic Skua 3
Fulmar 20+
Ruff - four on beach

Wednesday 20th 1830-1950

Manx shearwater 32
Fulmar 78
Pomarine Skua 1 (1920)
Bonxie 1

On my way down from the dunes, there was mega-panic among the hirrundines as a juvenile hobby went north-west amongst them, just over the bushes then the big pool.

148 pomarine skua
149 hobby

PWC Score = 210

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